I've been seeding recordings on The Traders' Den since the site went live in late 2004. It rose from the ashes of the late great Sharingthegroove.org, which was probably my introduction to BitTorrent in 2003. I kicked things off at TTD with The Arcade Fire's first stop in Minneapolis, the 11/27/04 set at The 400. It was posted in less than 24 hours after the show. Anyways, TTD became my home base for a long time. It didn't have the traffic of other torrent sites that offered live recordings but the overall vibe could not be beat.
I created this blog in January 2006 but didn't start utilizing it until 2007. At that time the links were exclusive to TTD. Back then we were all hard asses about things getting bumped down to mp3 so it was FLAC or die. Slowly some of us began to give into the ipod toting earbud wearing masses...some sooner than others. As you can see I've eased up on my stance a bit. Some would argue that even 320kbps mp3 is overkill but do you think I would have you listening to anything else besides the highest quality mp3 format possible? I dare say that some folks may be missing me a bit over on The Den but this post is to give respect where respect is due. I am just realizing that the last thing I seeded on TTD was the 11/27/09 Earthless set from The Triple Rock. It's also the 285th torrent I've posted on the site. Does that make me a bit of a dork? Perhaps to some. Much has happened in the past 5 plus years but I will never forget where this all started.
Out of the 285 torrents posted in the past five years 23 remain active. Some of the torrents have 0 seeds at them moment but if you want to hear it badly enough just bump the thread to the first page and I or someone else would be happy to help you snag it. Registration on TTD is free and takes about 90 seconds. If you're new to BitTorrent and FLAC please check out some of the helpful links along the right side over there. It's all freeware and pretty user friendly so don't be afraid. Email me with any questions.
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead 2009-03-07 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
City on the Make 2009-11-21 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Earthless 2009-11-27 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Frank Turner 2009-10-03 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Future of the Left 2009-07-22 The Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Gifts From Enola 2009-07-29 The Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Kill the Vultures 2009-11-14 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
La Dispute 2009-09-28 The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Lungs 2009-11-25 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Maserati 2009-10-05 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
mewithoutYou 2009-07-02 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
Muja Messiah 2009-03-14 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Murder by Death 2009-04-21 The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Murder by Death 2009-10-03 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
New End Original 2001-09-03 CSUF Becker Amphitheatre Fullerton, CA
New End Original 2001-04-28 The Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
New End Original 2001-10-05 The Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Pelican 2009-10-18 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream 2009-10-31 The Turf Club Halloween St. Paul, MN
Russian Circles 2009-11-25 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
The Eagles of Death Metal 2008-11-08 The Electric Fetus (In-Store) Minneapolis, MN
Thursday 2009-09-28 The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Ween 2008-07-19 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN (AKGs)
2010: The Year I Return to The Traders' Den. To be completely honest between work, life, recording new shows and circulating new shows 99.9% of the time I am to busy to reseed dead torrents. It's possible you'll catch me in the right mood so if you have a request (christ, what am I doing) feel free to email me. emptystapes at gmail. Two Ss there. All 285 torrents, alive & dead can be viewed here.